The Invictus Fund was established by NCSS to marshal private donations to support Social Service Agencies (SSAs) in maintaining service delivery and serving clients safely and effectively during the pandemic. The Community Chest has raised over $9m for the first tranche of The Invictus Fund.
As part of the Fortitude Budget announced in June 2020, the Government provided a top-up of $18.3 million to the Fund to drive transformative efforts for effective service delivery in the new normal.
The Fund is open to all NCSS full and associate members.
The Invictus Fund will support SSAs in their transformation of service delivery and operations through IT solutions and business continuity plans incorporating safe management measures to ensure service continuity.
Transformation of service delivery and operations
The Fund will support SSAs1 in adopting technology to improve work processes, enhance service delivery and leverage data for better planning and management. SSAs can also choose project consultancy modules to help with change management in digital adoption.
Here is an overview of Tech-and-GO!:
1SSAs running MOH-funded programmes should tap on Healthcare Productivity Fund (HPF) and Community Silver Trust (CST) instead. These are capability grants ringfenced for Healthcare SSAs, administered by Agency for Integrated Care (AIC).
For more details, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
2Pre-scoped IT solutions include but are not limited to:
Start Digital’s vendor quotation must be based on the IMDA pre-scoped IT solutions listed on the GovAssist website. Please ask your preferred vendor to use this Pre-scoped Quotation Template as a guide.
- Corporate functions and others like Accounting Management, Human Resource, Inventory Tracking, Document Management, Learning Management, Cyber Security etc.; and
- Client-facing solutions including Centre Management, Tele-consultation, Rehabilitation Equipment and Activities of Daily Living Solutions etc.
Business Continuity Plan incorporating safe management measures
The Fund will support SSAs to adopt business continuity plans incorporating safe management measures to operate safely and effectively in the 'new normal'. Support of up to $100,000 per agency may be provided to support the following areas of your agency's business continuity plan:
- Implement safe management system
- Reduce physical interaction, ensure safe distancing
- Support contact tracing
- Implement health checks and protocols to manage potential cases
Consumables such as masks or disinfection services will not be supported under BCP. For temperature screening solutions, please apply under Tech-and-GO!
Support will only be extended to agencies with total reserves ratio of below one year
 Reserves ratio = Agency’s total reserves (sum of Agency's restricted and unrestricted reserves) divided by Agency’s annual total operating expenditure
The Fund will provide funding support to SSAs delivering direct services to help maintain their operations. Agencies will be eligible for support if the agency's total reserves ratio1 is below one year and they have experienced a loss of income of at least 30% over the past 6 months.
How to apply
Please apply via the FormSG application form
using your agency’s CorpPass.
Please refer to the table below for more information on the subsequent application windows and scope of support.
Scope of Support
5 – 30 April 2021
- IT solutions
- Business continuity incorporating safe management measures
- Service Continuity
Agencies are advised to prepare the following information before filling the FormSG application form.
- Name and Contact details of Board Chairman and Head of Agency (or equivalent)
- Latest Financial Statements
- Bank account details
- Detailed Business Continuity Plan (for BCP applications only)
- 1 vendor quotation based on pre-scoped IT solutions (for Start Digital applications only)
Current Application Window
The second application window for the second tranche of The Invictus Fund has been closed. Agencies will be notified of the application outcome by end March 2021
The next application window will be open from 5 April 2021
and close on 30 April 2021
For more information
Please refer to the FAQs here.
For general enquiries on the Invictus Fund and Business Continuity Plan and Service Continuity, please contact us at NCSS_FundAllocation@ncss.gov.sg.
For more information on IT solutions, please visit: www.go.gov.sg/tng
For enquiries on IT solutions, please contact Tech-and-GO@ncss.gov.sg